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Why You Should Attend a College Family Orientation

Gathering information about family college orientation
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5 Tips for Attending Family College Orientation

Whether your child is in the 7th grade or about to graduate from high school, you are probably wondering about many issues related to his or her transition to college.Many of your questions may be broad and child-centric: is my child academically prepared for the rigors of college? Will he or she have an adequate support system? How hard will it be for him or her to develop friendships?
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12 Days of the Best Adult Holiday Movies

The 12 Coolest Family Holiday Movies
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The Road to Reauthorization

How to Analyze Higher Education Reforms
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Helping Your College Student Select a Meal Plan

Choosing Among Meal Plan Choices
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Eight Points For Parents Speaking With Students About Alcohol

Alcohol Talking Points for Families
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FERPA: The Form to Access Your Student’s Academic Records

What Parent Need to Know about FERPA
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Habits Build Student Success

At College Parents of America, we strive to provide valuable resource information to our members, as well as vigorous advocacy.While many of my recent columns have centered around some of the key advocacy issues that we are focusing on – to serve you – here in Washington, DC, we also work to benefit you with resource information that hits home wherever you live.One of those key resource areas involves the question of academic preparation for college, not just what it takes to get in to school, but what it takes to succeed.
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Your Student’s Class Schedule

One very important task that each college student faces each semester is choosing his classes for the next semester.
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Building Trust Between Colleges and Parents

Presidents of colleges and universities love to talk.They love to talk about the schools they lead, and why they are great. They love to talk about problems facing America and the world, and how U.S. higher education is producing the next generation of leaders to solve those problems. And they love to talk about the federal government, and how it is not spending enough money in support of colleges and universities.Actually, college presidents love to talk most of the time. When it comes to certain subjects, they grow quiet.